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Removing Confederate Monuments Needs Work Beyond the Photo-Op

By: Jeremy Hodess Following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, millions have protested to demand reform. These protests have renewed interest in removing Confederate statues and flags from public lands. Both the monuments and the flag are powerful symbols of oppression. Remember that most of these monuments were erected in the Jim Crow era, with a

Law Enforcement and Society 20th Anniversary Conference

November, 6-8, 2019, ADL staff and Holocaust Museum  educators from St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Florida and Washington, DC met at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to mark the 20th anniversary of presenting Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust. Dubbed “LEAS” here in the Heartland, the program has been a superb partnership of ADL, the St. Louis

Diversity and Israel

by Benjamin S. Sheinbein During my summer before my junior year of high school, I participated in a trip organized by my Jewish youth group to Poland and Israel. In Poland, I visited and toured the remains of horrific events from the Holocaust. This included some time at the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Majdanek, sites that truly tested my emotional